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You can call them Octopus Balls or Takoyaki. Either way, Osaka is known around the world and in Japan, for this local delicacy. They are battered bits of octopus that are then fried. Watching the Takoyaki being made on the streets of Osaka was a lot of fun -- eating it was a regrettable adventure. As I've admitted before, I'm a ridiculously picky eater who thinks seafood is a punishment. So, okay...I'm not the best judge. But, my husband who is the lover of all things ooey, gooey and fishy wasn't a big fan either. That's okay. We still loved Osaka --- the people, the atmosphere, the sights and some of the food.